Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Annual Dinner

Dartmouth Club of the Midwest

2016 Annual Dinner - May 26

Digital Learning Initiatives at Dartmouth College:  Innovation and Leadership in the Liberal Arts

Please join us for a lively discussion on the intersection of learning and technology with Dr. Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at Dartmouth's Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) at the 2016 DCMW Annual Dinner.

When:  Thursday, May 26

Time:  6-7pm Registration, cash bar, iced tea, hors d’oeuvres

           7-8:30pm  Dinner and program

Where:  Minikahda Club, 3205 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis 55416(612)926-1601

Cost:  $65 per person, $45 for young alumni (class of ’06 and later).   Payment preferred in ADVANCE.  Please send checks payable to DCMW c/o Dave Ellingrud, 11912 Tapestry Lane, Minnetonka, MN  55305.  Payment will also be accepted at the door, if prepayment isn’t possible.

RSVP by May 22: Margaret Vergeyle mvergeyle@msn.com or 952-250-1118.   Please indicate if you'd prefer a vegetarian meal.

 

Program Title:  Digital Learning Initiatives at Dartmouth College: Innovation and Leadership In The Liberal Arts

Speaker:  Joshua Kim, PhD, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives atDartmouth's Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)

Some of the questions that we will explore together include:

  • How will Dartmouth build on our recognized position as a leader in liberal arts education? 
  • How is teaching and learning changing in higher education, and what role will Dartmouth play in leading these changes?
  • What is the role of digital learning in a traditional residential liberal arts institution, and how can technology further a core mission built on a rigorous and intimate education?
  • What is the role of online learning, including small degree programs and massively open online courses (MOOCs), at a residential liberal arts institution such as Dartmouth College?

 Bio:

Dr. Joshua Kim is the Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at theDartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).  This new position in DCAL serves as a central point for developing and coordinating digital learning programs across Dartmouth.  

Prior to starting this new role at Dartmouth, Josh was the Director of Learning and Technology for Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program.  At the MHCDS program, Josh helped to build Dartmouth’s first graduate online/blended degree program designed for working professionals.  

Josh is frequently asked to speak at national conferences and to consult with technology and publishing company leaders on topics of innovation and learning. 

Josh has a PhD in sociology and demography from Brown University.  He started his career on the faculty at West Virginia University, helped start Britannica.com’s education division in San Francisco, and was one of the original founders of Quinnipiac University Online.  He has taught both on-ground and online courses in sociology, marketing, and higher education leadership. 

Josh is best known for his daily blog on Technology and Learning on InsideHigherEd.com, a website that receives over 1.3 million unique monthly visitors.

Josh and his wife Julie, a pediatric oncologist at Dartmouth, live in Hanover and have two daughters who will be starting their own college careers in 2016 and 2017.

Monday, June 13, 2016

June Book Club

Dartmouth Club of the Midwest

June Twin Cities Book Club

Please join us for the June Book Club.  Everyone (spouses, significant others, etc.) is welcome. 

Book:  The Dog Stars by Peter Heller '82

Date:  Monday, June 13

Time:  7pm

Location:  5455 Timber Trail, Maple Plain

RSVP:  Suzanne Wall at suzannemwall@me.com

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Club Update

DCMW awarded Large Club of the Year!

 

The DCMW was awarded Large Club of the Year for the 2014-2015 program year!!  Thank you to all of our volunteers, club officers, interviewers, donors, and alumni who continue to make our club great and a strong example for clubs around the world.  Dennis Ryan ('81), Nadine Parris ('06), and David Koffa ('15) from the DCMW Executive Committee were in attendance at the College to accept the award.

 

DCMW Day of Service event

 

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest had their Day of Service event at the Food Group on Wednesday, May 4th, and it was a great success!  In about an hour, the 12 Dartmouth Alumni ranging from the class of 1959 to 2015 boxed 385 boxes or about 5,775 pounds of healthy, lean meats, which correlates to about 4,813 meals!


We had 12 undergraduate and Tuck alumni and one family member. The alumni we had were:

Arthur ("Stu") Hanson DC '59 GMS '60
Carolyn Meyer T '15
Erica Johnston T '15
Courtney Talmadge '09
Serge Kalista '95
Fiona Weeks '15
Ashley Thofinnson '07
Chris Barth '08
Sarah Boole T '15
Julia Hecht '08
Vanessa Szalapski '10
Bob Striker '88

Dartmouth Book Awards

Dartmouth Book Awards


The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keepDartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact Leslie McLauchlan at your earliest convenience with your interest at leslie.mclauchlan@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient(s) in person. 

You can make your contribution one of two ways:

·       Using PayPal on our Club's website (scroll down for the book awards section); or

·       A check made out to DCMW and mailed to Leslie McLauchlan at 501 Main Street SE, Apartment 515, Minneapolis Minnesota 55414.

A $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to Leslie (leslie.mclauchlan@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes to sponsor a book.  Please join us in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

DARTMOUTH NEEDS ALUMNI INTERVIEWERS!

Dartmouth Alumni

DARTMOUTH NEEDS ALUMNI INTERVIEWERS!



Interviewing season for the Class of 2020 is here and we have dozens of applicants who will not get an interview unless more of you register to participate.  Unlike past years, you must activate your alumni interviewing portal by following this link: https://apply.dartmouth.edu/register/interview-for-dartmouth

If you have registered already you will have received an interview assignment in the past few days.  That means if you have not received an assignment you are not currently registered.

Please contact our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, with any questions or problems in your registration at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or 612 766-6810.

 

Thank you!

 

Club’s Scholarship Program and Scholars Update

 

 

Our Club’s ten scholarship funds generated approximately $210,000 in scholarships last year, supporting the scholarship needs of fourteen students from our Midwest Club region. The overall value of the scholarship funds totals approximately $5.3 million.  Read the Scholarship Fund Newsletter for more information.

DCMW Book Awards


DCMW Book Awards
The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient(s) in person.
 
Your contribution can be made in two ways: via PayPal on our Club's website (link below) OR via mailing a check, made out to DCMW, to my address at 5224 Forslin Drive Edina 55436.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes.  Last year we more than doubled the prior year's number of sponsors, with 30 alumni funding 36 sponsorships.  Let's see if we can bring that number up to 50 this year!  Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.

Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81

Book Awards Chair

T-Shirt Drop and Admitted Students Reception



The Class of 2019 T-Shirt Drop and Admitted Students Reception

Thanks again to everyone for interviewing so many candidates for Dartmouth this year. The Admissions decisions will be released on March 31st. Interviewers can access the results on their I-track page on April 1.

Our annual delivery of Dartmouth T shirts to the accepted candidates will be on Thursday, April 2.   We will meet in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.  Please join me at 6:00 pm at Salsa A La Salsa (formerly Boneyard Restaurant & Bar) 2841 Hennepin Avenue South (3 blocks north of Lake Street, across from the Uptown YWCA).  There is a parking lot next to the restaurant.  We'll have refreshments and pass out names, addresses, maps and T shirts for delivery. It is always great fun to meet these students, so please put it on your calendar and help us welcome them to our Dartmouth family.

The reception for the accepted students will be on Monday, April 13th, from5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library on the 2nd floor of the Minneapolis Club, which is on the corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street in downtown Minneapolis (parking in the ramp behind the Club – enter from Eighth Street).

Dennis Ryan '81
DCMW District Enrollment Director

Annual Ice Skating party

Our annual ice skating party at the Lake of the Isles was a blast as usual!  A big thanks to Christi Strauss for hosting us for hot cocoa and other refreshments at her home on the lake.

 

Class of 2019 Admissions Interviewing


Class of 2019 Admissions Interviewing 

The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth received more than 21,000 applications and, after a 10% increase in this year's Early Decision applications, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota. 
 
Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum.  And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted. 
 
In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website 

Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here. 

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions. 

High School Book Awards Program

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient in person.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes. Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.
Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81
Book Awards Chair

Class of 2018 Admissions Interviewing


The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth again received more than 23,000 applications and, while processing is not quite finished, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota.

Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum. And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted.

In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website.  Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here.

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions.

Dennis Ryan recognized by Alumni Council
Each May brings the end to the term of one of the three councilors representing the Club Officer's association and this year sees us bid farewell to Dennis Ryan. Dennis has served both the COA and the Council tirelessly and in great manner for many years, and his contributions have made both organizations much stronger - usually without any heraldry or fanfare. We owe Dennis many thanks and offer him sincere good wishes for the future.
-- From the Alumni Council newsletter

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